85 Tenth Ave., nr. 16th St.; 212-497-8090
With an executive chef like Lupa vet Mark Ladner and a three-course menu featuring dishes such as handmade orecchiette lamb-neck ragù or pork and veal agnolotti, $49 is, well, plain ridiculous.
469 Sixth Ave., nr. 11th St.; 212-675-4295
At this upscale Thai restaurant, just $15 will get you two hearty courses, like steamed pork meatball soup or stir-fried rice flake noodles, plus a side.
1 Central Park W., nr. 60th St.; 212-299-3900
The legendary two-course lunch runs $48 and you can add courses for $19 a pop. For those feeling splurge-y, a full tasting menu featuring seasonal produce is also available for $148.
Gotham Bar and Grill
12 E. 12th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-620-4020
Gotham's three-course, Greenmarket-focused lunch prix fixe features seasonal delights like ramp pesto tagliatelle and pea soup, as well as an Ora King salmon option in both the first and second courses.
Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave., nr. 21st St.; 212-777-2410
Danny Meyer’s evocation of a Roman trattoria at the Gramercy Park Hotel offers a three-course menu for $35: your choice of any antipasto and entrée on the menu, finished off with housemade biscotti.